One of the latest products to be released by Allmotion is their EZ4Axis23WV stepper motor controller driver, which runs four fully independent stepper motors using fully intelligent stepper motor controller circuitry. This four-axis position controller with power drivers features programmable acceleration ramps and speeds using four independent 1 Amp (2 Amp peak) PWM chopper drives.
The compact stepper motor controller driver, EZ4Axis23WV, with dual encoders, measures only 2.25 in. x 2.25 in. x 0.6 in. and operates from a 9V to 32V supply and regulates any motor current via software command. Thus, a 3 V motor can be run using a 24 V supply. This allows engineers to easily design-in the EZ4Axis23WV regardless of the application’s available power. This stepper motor driver controller operates at up to 59,000 microsteps/second.
Commands can be sent via RS-232, RS-485, USB or CAN-based communications. The system designer can communicate from their application over a serial port or use the EZCommander Windows application available for download from AllMotion. The device can operate in a stand-alone configuration with no connection to a PC. It also includes 12 digital I/O and two 1A power on/off drivers. They are daisy-chainable with other Allmotion products using a single 4-wire bus.
The company provides a number of online support pages including datasheets, wiring diagrams, 3D CAD files, EZStepper command sets, and more. Finally, the EZ4Axis23WV is compliant with RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous substances used in the electronic component.